Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge


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Six Races.  One Challenge.

     Challenge Accepted!


The 2013-14 Series Has Been Completed.

Congratulations to all the runners, finishers and others.  A great series with a lot of PRs and other success stories.

Registration for the 2014-15 series will open in mid year.  If you want to get a reminder when registration opens, just emails us at:

2013-14 Results Are Posted and Final 

Click on the Results link to the left.  Please check your results.  All results are considered FINAL on March 3, 2014.



The Challenge 

The Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge is a series of six races starting in October 2013 with increasing distances leading up to the February 2014  Austin Marathon & Half Marathon. Participants sign up for the series (separate from signing up for each race) to compete against personal goals and for awards for Overall, Masters and Age Groups (M & F). Participants in the series receive special running gear, get special treatment at each race, enjoy a series-end celebration party and have a lot of fun.

The Races

These were the 2013-2014 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge races.  The schedule for 2014-15 series is in the works.

  • IBM Uptown Classic 10k
  • Run For The Water 10 mile
  • Decker Challenge Half Marathon
  • 3M Half Marathon
  • Rogue Distance Festival (30/10k distances) 
  • Austin Marathon & Half Marathon

Runners Benefits


All registered participants will receive:

         A custom printed long sleeve tech running shirt.

        One Year FREE membership in ARC (non ARC members only-defined as not having been an active member since July 2011)

       Use of the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge VIP tent found at the finish

           area of each race. There will be beverages, special premiums and other fun


       Invitation to the Celebration Party in March.


All participants who complete the series will receive:

        A custom printed runners jacket

        A Completion Certificate

        Additionally, trophies will be presented for Overall, Masters and Age Groups in 5-year increments, both M and F. Trophies will be presented for both the Full and Half Track Series options.

See Awards & Stuff for more detail




Austin Runners Club will be managing the series. ARC is committed to bringing you more fun and excitement and to give you more value for your running investment. If you have any questions just email with suggestions, questions or comments.


Title Sponsor


We are proud that Austin Fit Magazine will again be the title sponsor of the series. This is a great partnership and will expand the coverage of the series, get more runners involved and share highlights.

Check out the latest article about the series.


Again this year all net proceeds of the series will be donated to The Trail Foundation.  This worthwhile organization continually makes the trail around Lady Bird safer, more attractive and more functional. You should feel good that a portion of your registration goes to a group that benefits most runners.



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